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Archive for June, 2010

CRYSTAL REPAIR SWAROVSKI UNICORN BROKEN HORN

Sunday, June 27th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Swarovski Crystal | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR SWAROVSKI UNICORN BROKEN HORN

I have repaired at least fifty Swarovski Crystal unicorns over the years.  It  is very common to break the horn off.  This time the crystal horn broke off and the pieces were lost. I have  make a lot of horns ram , bull, dragon,but this was my first unicorn horn. I did not get it on the first try as seen in the picture.

unicorn horns

unicorn horns

Swarovski Crystal Unicorn repaired

Swarovski Crystal Unicorn repaired

After making the new horn I etched the glass .  Then I attached it to the head of the Unicorn.

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crystal repair cut glass decanter

Sunday, June 20th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings, Uncategorized | Comments Off on crystal repair cut glass decanter

Red on clear glass decanter came in with a broken neck.

cut glass decanter broken neck

cut glass decanter broken neck

The break was along one of the cuts

repaired decanter

repaired decanter

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crystal repair steuben beaver

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair, zoo | Comments Off on crystal repair steuben beaver

The Steuben crystal beaver had a broken tail.  It was sent to me for repair. It wasn’t a very clean break so I ground and polished the chipped glass . I had to reshape the tail also.

broken crystal  steuben beaver

broken crystal steuben beaver

Steuben Crystal Beaver

Steuben Crystal Beaver

restoration complete

restoration complete

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repair beveled glass lens for railroad oil lamp

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens | Comments Off on repair beveled glass lens for railroad oil lamp

The lamp fell and two pieces of beveled  glass were broken.  The front lens was a diameter and I used a piece of old mirror because of the color. The newer glass has a very dark green color to the edge.  The antique glass has a yellow not the green edge.  I have repaired many Rail Road lights over the years. I used cast iron grinding mill to rough in the bevel.

antique mirror

antique mirror

old and new glass

old and new glass

I cut the antique glass and rough in the bevel.

Hand beveling glass

Hand beveling glass

Smoothing Stone

Smoothing Stone

oil lamp repair

oil lamp repair

Hand beveled replacement glass

side glass broken

side glass broken

New beveled lens

New beveled lens

New beveled glass side panel

New beveled glass side panel

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